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Program Logic

Developing a Program Logic

A common barrier when attempting to profile, monitor or evaluate is the lack of clarity regarding the logic that underpins the program or practice. This includes the original aims and goals, how they link to the activities performed by staff, and how the activities link to the intended outcomes of the program or practice. Understanding the program logic is fundamental to effective profiling, monitoring or evaluation.

For more information on program logic download 'Evaluationg Programs' resource sheet from the Communities and Familes Clearinghouse Australia http://www.aifs.gov.au/cafca/pubs/sheets/rs/rs1.html

The diagram below (based on Sue Funnell's work 1997) indicates a simple program logic model. However, in reality it is not a linear or sequential process, but fluid and interactive.

 

  

 

 

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